Scoop: Billionaire Jeff Soffer sued in helicopter death 

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  • Elle Macpherson and Jeff Soffer attend Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM Premiere Gala at PAMM Art Museum on December 7, 2013 in Miami, Florida.
Supermodel Elle Macpherson’s billionaire hubby Jeff Soffer is in deep doo-doo for allegedly lying about being behind the controls of a helicopter that crashed, killing his good friend Lance Valdez.

Valdez’s widow, Dasha, is suing Soffer, owner of Miami’s Fontainebleau hotel, for trying to get her to sign a release and take $2 million in insurance money.

The New York Post reports the Valdez later learned the unlicensed helicopter pilot was Soffer himself. Her complaint states, “At the time of the crash ... Soffer was not licensed to fly. [Nor was he a] sufficiently experienced helicopter pilot.”

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